THE WALLS OF LIMERICK

 

FORMATION

This is an Irish reel for sets of two couples with first couple facing second couple, with the Ladies on the Gent's right.

Progressive Sicilian circle: couples are arranged around the hall with the first couples facing anticlockwise and the second couples facing clockwise. At the end of each sequence the 1s progress on to meet the next 2s ahead of them in an anticlockwise direction; the 2s progress on to meet the next 1s ahead of them in a clockwise direction

Alternatively, this can be danced as a long set with alternate couples being 1s and 2s. The 1s progress up the set, the 2s progress down the set. When a couple reaches either end of the set they step out of the dance for one turn, then re-enter changing from 2s to 1s at the top or from 1s to 2s at the bottom.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

All Couples Advance retire twice - holding inside hands with partner 8 bars
Ladies + Gents

Ladies change places by sidestepping to the left with 7s and 3s facing each other

Gents change places by sidestepping to the right with 7s and 3s - facing each other

4 bars

+ 4 bars

Opposites Sidestep away from centre with opposite person - right hand in right using 7s and 3s, then back to the centre 8 bars
All Couples Swing in ceili hold turning out to the same direction as you were originally facing

8 bars

   
32 bars